Expel promotes security education and best practices with new resources
Press releases · Cole Finch
Herndon, VA, October 5, 2023 – Expel, the security operations provider that aims to make security easy to understand, use, and improve, today announced its continued commitment to cybersecurity education as a Champion for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, now in its 20th year. Founded in 2004, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held each October, is the world’s foremost initiative aimed at promoting cybersecurity awareness and best practices. Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations, tribal communities, and individuals committed to educating others on online safety.
“Cybersecurity Awareness Month represents the camaraderie and collaboration that’s unique to the cybersecurity industry as we band together to deter attackers,” said Dave Merkel, CEO and co-founder of Expel. “It’s so important that all of us in cybersecurity take this opportunity to strengthen our community through education and awareness, and advocate that people play an active role in making our world more secure.”
Starting this year, the new theme of Cybersecurity Awareness Month is Secure Our World, with the main messaging revolving around four key cybersecurity best practices:
- Understanding the benefits of using a password manager and dispelling existing myths around password manager security and ease of use.
- Turning on multi-factor authentication (MFA) on personal devices and business networks.
- Recognizing and reporting phishing—still one of the primary threat actions used by cybercriminals today.
- Installing updates on a regular basis and turning on automated updates.
In support of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023, Expel curated resources to help educate organizations and individuals, and provide them with tools and resources they can use to improve their security knowledge and capabilities. These resources can be found on our Cybersecurity Awareness Month webpage, and include:
- An updated version of the Oh Noes!, our popular tabletop role-playing game tests your organization’s incident response (IR) plans
- A Tips and Tricks Infosheet for End Users
- Video messages from Expel CEO and co-founder Dave Merkel and CISO Greg Notch
Read more about how Expel is marking Cybersecurity Awareness Month in our blog post.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact with the goal of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. Expel is proud to be a Champion and support this far-reaching online safety awareness and education initiative, co-managed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the National Cybersecurity Alliance.
For more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month and staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/. You can also follow and use the hashtag #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth and #SecureOurWorld on social media throughout the month.
Expel helps companies of all shapes and sizes minimize business risk. Our technology and people work together to make sense of security signals—with your business in mind—to detect, understand, and fix issues fast. Powered by our security operations platform, Expel offers managed detection and response (MDR), remediation, phishing, vulnerability prioritization, and threat hunting. For more information, visit our website, check out our blog, or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.
About Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential proclamation establishing Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2004, the initiative has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state, and local governments and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month and staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/
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